Owner/Administrator, Andrea Roe

My name is Ms. Andrea Roe. I have been involved with Montessori and teaching since I was 16. I took the St Nicholas correspondence Montessori course in 1984 and have attended numerous workshops and seminars over the past 30 years. I have 4 beautiful children of my own that I am very proud of. My oldest daughter Miss Sage is a ECE at our school, and in school herself, Miss Mariah is an occasional assistant substitute and working on her degree as well. My two sons Jacob and Garrett are students at Loveland High School. They keep me busy with their sports and band concerts. I am currently working on my degree in Child Psychology and intend on sticking with it until I receive my PHD. In my spare time I enjoy my family the most! When we can we enjoy fishing and being outdoors with our horses. Children put a song in my heart; I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve the families of Greeley.

Acting Director, Melissa Green

Hello my name is Melissa Green. I grew up in New Jersey and attended public schools, including a Montessori school. I have lived in Greely since 1997. I received two bachelor’s Degrees from UNC. I received the latest was in 2013 in early childhood Education. I have a background in teaching children who are blind and visually impaired and in special education early childhood. I have been using a five-year-old yellow lab named Pj as my guide dog since May of 2011. Pj loves the Montessori Academy of Northern Colorado. She has become the school’s dog as well as my guide. It is wonderful for Pj and me to be a part of the Montessori academy of northern Colorado family. Thank you for allowing me to participate in the education and growth of your children.


ECE Teacher, Joyce Preston

Hello, my name is Joyce Preston. I started working at the Montessori Academy of Northern Colorado in March, 2012I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech/Language Pathology/Audiology with a Minor in Early Childhood Education. I received my degree from the University y of Northern Colorado in May, 2001. In August of that same year, I began working in childcare and I fell in love with teaching. I have worked from infants all the way to children in after school programs. I have two children of my own, a boy and girl. I look forward to the opportunity of working with your child. I have my Montessori Certificate from NAMC.


ECE teacher, Sage Roe

Hi, my name is Sage Roe. I have studied the Montessori International Course in Denver and working on my degree in Family studies. I enjoy being with the toddlers but also have fun doing French with all of the children as well. The children enjoy when I bring my flute in to play for them. I have a dog named Jayda and I enjoy playing golf.


Teacher’s Assistant, Mariah Roe

My name is Mariah Roe. I spent a winter in Luxembourg being an Au Pair for a family with three boys and enjoyed traveling through Europe. I am a currently a student –chemistry. I am an assistant substitute on occasion for Montessori Academy of Northern Colorado and look forward to working with your children.

Teacher’s Assistant, Brenda Medrano

Hello, my name is Brenda Medrano. I am currently a student at Aims Community College studying for a career in Criminal Justice. In the past I have volunteered to work with children at the Boys and Girls Club. I was also a soccer coach for 2nd and 3rd graders at Madison Elementary School and I was a Teacher Assistant at Winograd for 2nd Graders. I love to spend time with my family. I love to travel. I enjoy playing sports such as soccer and swimming. And I enjoy working with children and look forward to work with your children.


Betsy Mandell

Bonjour, I am Betsy Mandell, preschool and French teacher. Since graduating from Boise State University with degrees in French and cultural anthropology, I have been working with children in several different positions. First in Taiwan as a kindergarten and ESL teacher, then in the San Bernadino Mountains of California as an outdoor instructor. My first preschool position was in a Reggio-Emilia-inspired school in Seattle, where I fell in love with working with preschoolers. While working in Seattle, I also earned my Childhood Development Associate (CDA) After marrying, I moved to Colorado and am excited to now be working at Montessori Academy of Northern Colorado. In my free time I like to go hiking and cross-country skiing, read historical fiction, dabble in different artistic mediums, and visit home in North Idaho.